Outlook Express Links

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Dick, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. Dick

    Dick Guest

    Using Outlook Express 6 with Opera 6.05 browser and Windows XP Home SP1.

    I am unable to link to URL's contained in Outlook Express email. I formerly used Netscape 4.79. It always linked just fine - even with the Opera browser. I need help to determine what's wrong & how to fix it.

    To explain further; I get email notification from forums (including this one) advising that there are posts waiting for me. Within the email there is a highlighted link that says "Click here to go to the message"! When I click on it nothing happens.

    I've looked through Outlook as well as Opera preferences and fail to see anything wrong.

    Your help will be very much appreciated.

    Best regards, Dick
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Only thing I've got id to try a repair.

    Have you changed any settings in it recently?
     
  3. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Hi Dick,

    If you are using@hotmail, I think this is some sort of bug with links in e-mails from NTFS................

    You could try this...

    Run the following commands from start/run. Run each line individually. After each run, you should see a short message stating the command was successful. The first command is the one most likely to work, but for some people the last one...strange i know but give it a try

    regsvr32 Urlmon.dll
    regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
    regsvr32 Shell32.dll
    regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
    regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
    regsvr32 Mshtml.dll


    Hope this helps you


    Alan
     
  4. Dick

    Dick Guest

    Hipster & Alan, Thanks for the replies.

    Hipster, other than installing SP1 and video editing software, I don't recall changing anything else other than replacing Netscape with Outlook Express.

    Repair/reinstall: Shooting myself in the foot would be less painful. My XP was bundled with an HP PC. They don't give you the windows cd, but something they think is better. It removes (formats I guess) everything in your computer & reinstalls only what was originally bundled with it. With my system, this is a huge job to reinstall everything else. I'd go back to Netscape rather than face that thought.

    While browsing the MS Repair link you sent (which opens in Opera browser ok) I saw the following link regarding attachments.

    Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 329570

    Haven't read it yet but could be some thing in there.

    Alan, I use Wide Open West cable so your ideas about Hotmail may not apply. Also, all links from any forum don't open - not just NTFS.

    Best regards guys, Dick
     
  5. yoyo

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    Try what Alan suggested anyway. It solves the problem in most cases and you can't do any harm with it.
     
  6. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Hi Dick,

    Is it just links from forums that dont open?

    and did you run the .dll commands and get the message stating the command was successful?

    I know some one on another forum run these commands a few times, think it was 6 or 7 he said, and all of a sudden the links started to work :confused:

    This is a know issue in Outlook and I.E. [not to sure of Oprea]

    Alan
     
  7. Sweens

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    Do you use a popup stopper. This can also cause your problem
     
  8. Dick

    Dick Guest

    Alan & Yoyo,

    Yes, it's only links from (any & all) forums that will not open. All links on web sites open in the Opera browser just fine.

    I'll try to run the dll commands you suggested? Six or seven times???? I wish "Microscrap" would get their act together and finish product development on their time not ours.

    Best regards, Dick
     
  9. Dick

    Dick Guest

    Sweens, Thanks for the reply.

    I use a popup stopper that lives within my Opera browser but it's usually off. Besides, I tested it. On or off - makes no difference.

    Dick
     
  10. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Hi Dick,

    I don't think this is a M$/Xp issue...........It could be your e-mail client.................I seem to remember some other post about this........and the only work around was to copy and paste the url into the address bar........not what you wanted to here I'm sure.

    Alan
     
  11. Dick

    Dick Guest

    Alan,

    I tried the .dll thing (six times) but it didn't work.

    Your second suggestion about copy/paste however does work. It's a pain in the mouse but it works.

    Opera has a reputation for a having a lot of email client issues, but the benefits & features it provides far outweigh the negatives. Do you recall what the topic was where you saw reference to the email client? I'll try a search but without knowing the topic, it's like "looking for a needle in a haystack".

    Is there any chance this might be a firewall issue? I use Zonealarm but Outlook Express is free to do it's thing.

    Thanks again for all the help. Dick
     
  12. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Hi Dick,

    To be honest I can't remember the exact thread it was about 6 months ago...........it was about someone with the same issue as yourself but his/her e-mail client was @hotmail.

    I have just done a quick search of the forums and couldn't find it

    If i remember right i dont think the issue was resolved :(

    Alan
     
  13. Dick

    Dick Guest

    OK & thanks again for being there to help Alan.

    Best regards, Dick
     
  14. Dick

    Dick Guest

    Alan,

    For those who may be following this thread, I'm pleased to report that a solution to the problem has been found.

    In doing further research on the subject, I came across the following Microsoft bulletin which addresses this issue.

    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q177/0/54.asp

    When I recently changed email programs from Netscape to Outlook Express, the association of the url files wasn't changed. If you follow Uncle Bill's directions in the above article, he'll have you using Internet Explorer as your browser. However, by re-associating these three files (as instructed in the bulletin) to open into my Opera browser, the links open just fine.

    Best regards, Dick
     
  15. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Good stuff Dick. Must copy & paste that one. :cool: